My velvet swordtail just sits around now. I looked closer and it looks like it's skin is flaking or peeling, its eyes are cloudy, and it's tail seems to be deteriorating. Help, what's wrong and what do I do?
Do you have pictures? Try treating him with a fin rot medicine and separate him into a hospital tank so he doesn't spread diease to other fish. And one might want to add 5 more zebra danios because their schooling fish and like to be in groups of six or more.
Sounds like your swordtail has fin rot and some other infection going on. It probably needs a round of maracyn or maracyn II in a separate tank.
If so there are some care instructions. A 10 Gallon tank is too small. your danios like companionship and should be in groups of 6 or more and need lots of swimming room, something long is ideal.
The 10 gallon is ideal for your swordtails. Hope thishelps. yell if you need anything.
Instead of another tank you could use a clean bucket with a bubbler in it. But the medicine is a must. I don't know where you live but I just paid $5.29 for maracyn II. Maybe you could do extra work, or earn that much. And yes I'm aware money is sometimes hard to come by.
Thanks Carol. I'm totally available to purchase the necessary products. I was just searching my possible options first to see if there WAS an alternative by chance. Would they get better on their own over time for instance, like humans can heal themselves of a common cold or such?
Update. Been about 4 days since I noticed the infection. Hadn't had a chance to teat them yet, yet they both seemed to improve on their own. So I moved them back into the main tank. They improved further after re-introducing them into the main tnak. No they both look almost fully back to health.